Hunting for eggs and candy – or, preferably, eggs with candy inside – is all well and good for celebrating Easter, but really this fertility festival/resurrection day is best marked with music, good food, and more than a little skin. Enter Mezzo Lunatico’s Easter Eve Revival show at Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni. Curated and hosted by Paula the Swedish Housewife and featuring a long list of performers, this show is not something to be missed.
The Teatro ZinZanni itself is a perfect venue for late night cabaret. All shows take place inside the Moulin Rouge spiegeltent; an enormous big top style tent that stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Spiegeltents are handmade in Belgian, and only about 100 exist in the world. The Moulin Rouge itself has a colorful history that includes fighting Nazis. Dinner and drinks are served throughout performances. The only downside is that the place tends to fill up fast, so get there early or it’ll be hard to find a seat.
As mentioned above, Mezzo Lunatico is now being curated by Paula the Swedish Housewife. In addition to being a talented performer, Paula is well known for putting on some of the best burlesque shows in Seattle. The Swedish Housewife has an unmatched passion for the sexy arts, and if the fortunes are kind, she may even take to the stage for a performance of her own.
Headlining the show are Pastor Kaleb and The Witness, a soul band with more than a little comedic talent. Kaleb has performed all around Seattle, from the Moore Theatre to the Can Can. He’s even been known to give an Easter Sermon here and there.
Of course, no cabaret night is complete without a collection of lovely ladies. Bringing their talented curves to the stage are Kitten LaReu and Honey D. Lux of the Atomic Bombshells and Aerialist Elizabeth Rose. Originally hailing from New Orleans, the Atomic Bombshells have been seen all over the world and dance regularly in Seattle to rave reviews. Ms. Rose is quite a treasure herself, with almost a decade of experience performing at dizzying heights.
Last but not least are the Sisters of the Mother House of Washington, who are a completely real and legitimate group of nuns and not at all a continuation of the 80-90s era queer group of the same name. They will certainly not enact any kind of witty and irreverent comedy, as that would mock their holy vows.
The Easter Eve Revival show is a one night event coming up on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. Doors open at 11:00pm and the show starts at 11:45pm. To reiterate: its a good idea to show up early for a good seat. Tickets are available here. Don’t miss it!